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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Debugging Crash Information (Dump Files)

It is often not possible to re-create all environment- or user-specific scenarios in a development environment. Of course, many application bugs or crashes happen without the developer present or a copy of Visual Studio running. In these cases, you can use tools to generate a dump file of the application state at the time of the issue.

Dump files save information about the state of your application. Dump files are typically created in response to a major bug or an application failure (crash). The dump file can then be sent to a developer. A developer can open the file and connect it with the source code and debug symbols to debug the state of the application at the time of the issue.

Dumping Debug Information ...

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